Dry run underway in Mthatha

By Drum Digital
12 December 2013

Traffic is disrupted on the busy R61 road between Mthatha CBD and airport as military dry runs proceed ahead of Madiba's funeral.

Traffic is disrupted on the busy R61 road between Mthatha CBD and airport as military dry runs proceed ahead of former President Nelson Mandela’s funeral on Sunday.

Mandela died last Thursday at age 95.

More than 11 000 SA National Defence Force soldiers have been deployed throughout the country, with a strong contingent sent to monitor and maintain law and order around Qunu, Eastern Cape ahead of Mandela’s state funeral on 15 December.

Trucks will be diverted at:

•           N2 – Tsolo to Maclear / R396

•           N2 – Shell Ultra City to R61

For normal vehicles:

•           N2 – Bityi Junction to Buwa Halt / Elliotdale

•           N2 – Viedgesville to Mqanduli / R61

•           N2 – Shell Ultra City to R61

Road control points and possible diversion will take place from today at  the following points:

•           N2 – Ndabakazi to Tsomo / R61

•           N2 – Idutywa to Engcobo / R61

N2 – Engcobo Junction to Coghlan / R61

-By Sthembiso Hlongwane

Pictures by: Mduduzi Ndzingi

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